Karachi, May 14, 2014 (PPI-OT): Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said that the campaign launched against profiteers would continue till they ensured that the commodities are sold at rates fixed by the administration. He directed the officials to ensure that prices of commodities are displayed and stern actions against those involved in selling essential commodities at excessive prices are taken.
He said that during this campaign, latest actions taken by the deputed magistrates challaned 94 shop keepers while Rs2 lakh 56 thousand worth of fines were received from different profiteers selling commodities above rates fixed by the city administration. He further said that city administration has focused those areas where complaints against price hike were received.
These areas include Landhi, korangi, Shah Faisal, Ibrahim Hedri, Bin Qasim, New Karachi, North Nazim Abad, Gulberg, Liaqat Abad, Site, Orangi, Gulshan Iqbal, Jamshed Quarters, Ferozabad, Garden, Saddar, and Cvil line In crackdown against profiteers,61 milk sellers, 1 vegetable seller, 16 shopkeepers of general commodities, 14 chicken sellers, have been fined on selling essential items on excessive prices.
Commissioner further said that special teams have been formed and deputed in Sabzi Mandi to ensure price control and stop artificial shortage of vegetables and fruits. These actions have made vegetables and fruits available in the open market at lower prices.
He further said that the city administration would continue its efforts to control the prices of fruits , vegetables along with the essential commodities so that people get these items at affordable prices.ple get these items at affordable prices.
For more information, contact:
M. Shabih Siddiqui
Commissioner Karachi division
4, Club Road, Karachi
Tel and Fax: 021-99206650